Glyph of the word 'a’i'.


  • (adj.) white
  • (v.) to be white
  • (v.) to be misty
  • (n.) mist

Mata ei ie a’i o feya tou.
“I can see the white of the waves.”

Notes: Apropos of nothing, that sentence struck me as a good one, so there it is.

The word for “white” comes from the older word for “mist”, it being nice and white most of the time. I’d say both meanings are quite common.

Or, I would if I were saying such things.

But I’m not.

So what is there to say today…? It’s a nice ikunoala, this one. There’s not much from the a in there, but there’s enough to be recognizable.

Here’s the thing. There was something conlang-related that I wanted to report today, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. Grrr…

If I remember tomorrow, I’ll let you know.

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2 Responses to “A’i”

  1. Ka kavaka Rejistania ti:

    Hehehe, you said mist, which in German means ‘manure’. *laughs as if she was not 28 but 8 years old*

    That said. It is fitting, it sounds pretty white and *giggles* misty.

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Ha! No way. I had no idea. You know, in English, I’d say “mist” is one of those phonaesthetically magical words that everyone loves and wants to murmur over and over again with unicorns romping about under rainbows with wizards and princesses. And there it is being “manure” in German! How schmützig!

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